Take the Trolley to Comic-Con 2014

 

With two stops just steps away from the San Diego Convention Center, the Trolley is the best way to get to the world’s premiere pop culture event!

Trains are scheduled to serve the Convention Center every 7.5 minutes almost all day long (from 6 am to 10 pm). Getting to Comic-Con is just a quick Trolley ride from Mission Valley, Old Town, Qualcomm Stadium, and park-and-ride facilities all over the map. Zip. Pow. Boom! It’s easy.

 

 

INTRODUCING 

Let's face it—Comic-Con is a great time, but it also means waiting in lines. Lots of lines. So this year, we're helping you avoid at least one of those lines with a new, easy way to buy your Trolley pass. Get your pass directly on your smartphone!

With our free MTS mTicket app, your phone acts as a ticket machine and as the ticket itself. You can buy your pass in advance—like right now, from the comfort of your couch—and have it ready to go for Comic-Con in just a few minutes!

Visit our mTicket page for more information, including step-by-step directions on how to buy and use your mTicket. (Note: mTickets are valid only on MTS Trolley services. mTickets are not valid as MTS bus fare.)

 

             

Download the free mTicket app and buy your Comic-Con Trolley pass now!

 

 


 

Want to take the Trolley to Comic-Con? Here's how.


1.  Find your starting station

2.  Find the schedule

3.  Buy your ticket before you board

4.  Take the Trolley to the Convention Center or Gaslamp Quarter stations

 

Find Your Starting Station

Here's the Trolley system map for Comic-Con 2014. Your destination for Comic-Con is either the Convention Center or Gaslamp Quarter Station. You can also take the Blue or Orange Lines to 12th & Imperial Transit Center and walk to the Convention Center.

There's free parking at Qualcomm Stadium. At Hazard Center, free parking is available on the lower level (in the evening on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and all day on Saturday and Sunday). For location and parking information for other Trolley stations, check this Trolley station list.

 

 

Find Your Schedule

Special expanded Green Line service will be running during Comic-Con, connecting Qualcomm Stadium and Mission Valley directly to downtown. To view the full Green Line schedule for each day, click a link below.

 
TO Comic Con
FROM Comic Con
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:



A summary of the Trolley service running on each day is below:

Wednesday, July 23


Green Line
• Trips to the Convention Center will operate every 15 minutes from Santee throughout the day. Beginning at 2:30 pm, Green Line trains will depart every 7.5 minutes between Qualcomm Stadium and the Convention Center.

• Service toward Mission Valley and Santee from 12th & Imperial Transit Center will operate every 15 minutes until 11:36 pm, with one additional departure at 12:06 am. Additional trains will depart toward Qualcomm Stadium immediately after the event for approximately one hour.


Blue Line
• Service to downtown will operate on a normal schedule
• Southbound service from 12th & Imperial Transit Center will operate every 15 minutes until 10:00 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last trip at 12:00 midnight


Orange Line
• Service to downtown will operate on a normal schedule

• Eastbound service from 12th & Imperial Transit Center will operate every 15 minutes until 9:33 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last trip at 12:03 am



Thursday, July 24 / Friday, July 25


Green Line
•Service to the Convention Center will operate every 15 minutes beginning at 5:04 am from Santee
• More frequent service between Qualcomm Stadium and the Convention Center will operate between 6:23 am with trains departing every 7.5 minutes for the remainder of the day
• Trains will continue to operate every 7.5 minutes to Qualcomm Stadium throughout the day until 10:30 pm, and every 15 minutes to Santee until 1:06 am


Blue Line
• Service to downtown will operate on a normal schedule
• Southbound service from 12th & Imperial Transit Center will operate every 15 minutes until 10:00 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last trip at 1:00 am


Orange Line
• First train departs El Cajon at 4:48 am. Trains depart every 15 minutes throughout the day
• Eastbound trains depart 12th & Imperial Transit Center every 15 minutes until 9:33 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last train at 12:03 am



Saturday, July 26


Green Line
• Trains to the Convention Center will operate every 15 minutes beginning at 4:53 am from Qualcomm Stadium

• 15-minute service from Santee begins at 6:19 am (earlier trains will operate according to the timetable)
• 7.5-minute service from Qualcomm Stadium begins at 6:38 am
• 7.5-minute service from the Convention Center to Qualcomm Stadium continues until 10:30 pm
• 15-minute service from the Convention Center to Santee continues until 1:06 am
• The first departure from Qualcomm Stadium will be at 4:53 am and from Santee at 5:19 am
• The last train to Santee will depart from the Convention Center at 1:38 am (Sunday morning)


Blue Line
• Service to downtown will operate on a normal schedule
• Southbound service from 12th & Imperial Transit Center will operate every 15 minutes until 10:30 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last trip at 1:00 am (Sunday morning)


Orange Line
• First train departs El Cajon at 5:18 am. Trains depart every 30 minutes until 6:18 am, then every 15 minutes throughout the day
• Eastbound trains depart 12th & Imperial Transit Center every 15 minutes until 10:03 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last train at 1:03 am



Sunday, July 27


Green Line

• Trains to the Convention Center will operate every 15 minutes beginning at 4:53 am from Qualcomm Stadium

• 15-minute service from Santee begins at 6:19 am (earlier trains will operate according to the timetable)
• 7.5-minute service from Qualcomm Stadium begins at 6:38 am
• 7.5-minute service from the Convention Center to Qualcomm Stadium will continue until 6:08 pm
• 15-minute service from the Convention Center to Santee continues until 7:38 pm, then every 30 minutes
until the last train at 11:38 pm (after 10:08 pm, Green Line trains terminate at the SDSU Transit Center)


Blue Line
• Service will operate every 15 minutes throughout the event


Orange Line
• First train departs El Cajon at 5:18 am. Trains depart every 30 minutes until 6:48 am, then every 15 minutes throughout the day
• Eastbound trains depart 12th & Imperial Transit Center every 15 minutes until 6:33 pm, then every 30 minutes until the last train at 10:33 pm

 

Buy Your Trolley Day Pass

A one-way Trolley fare is $2.50, but if you'll be taking more than one trip on the Trolley, buy a day pass for the best deal. A day pass allows unlimited travel on MTS all day long. And if you're attending Comic-Con for more than one day, MTS day passes are available in denominations up to five days. A multi-day pass is your most economical way to travel to Comic-Con!

 

Comic-Con Day Pass
Valid Dates
Price
5-Day Pass
Valid July 23–27
$20
4-Day Pass
Valid July 24–27
$16
3-Day Pass
Valid July 25–27
$13
2-Day Pass
Valid July 26–27
$10

 

 

Paper Tickets & Passes on Compass Card

The easiest way to buy your Comic-Con Trolley pass is with the new mTicket app, but you still have the option of buying a physical ticket or pass, too. Regular 1–4 day passes can be purchased from ticket vending machines at Trolley stations. These ticket machines accept cash and credit/debit cards.

Passes must be loaded onto a plastic Compass Card, which costs $2 if you do not already have one. But once you buy your Compass Card, hang on to it—your Compass Card can be reloaded and used for years!

MTS will also be selling special commemorative paper Comic-Con day passes, which do not require a Compass Card and can be purchased at select Trolley stations with ticket booth sales.

Commemorative Comic-Con day passes will be sold at select Trolley stations at the dates and times listed below. Sales will begin and end at the times listed below:


Wednesday, July 23
Old Town: 3–7 pm
Fashion Valley: 3:15–7:15 pm
Qualcomm: 3:30–8 pm

Gaslamp: 6–10 pm

Convention Center: 6–10 pm

Thursday, July 24
Old Town: 6:30 am–5:30 pm
Fashion Valley: 7 am–4:30 pm
Hazard Center: 7:15 am–2 pm
Qualcomm: 6:30 am–4:30 pm
Gaslamp: 12–10 pm
Convention Center: 12–9 pm

Friday, July 25
Old Town: 6:30 am–5:30 pm
Fashion Valley: 7 am–5 pm
Hazard Center: 7:15 am–2 pm
Qualcomm: 6:30 am–4:30 pm
Gaslamp: 12–10 pm
Convention Center: 12–9 pm
Saturday, July 26
Old Town: 6:30 am–5:30 pm
Fashion Valley: 7 am–5 pm
Hazard Center: 7:15 am–2 pm
Qualcomm: 6:30 am–4:30 pm
Gaslamp: 12–10 pm
Convention Center: 12–9 pm

Sunday, July 27
Old Town: 6:30 am–12 pm
Fashion Valley: 7 am–12 pm
Hazard Center: 7:15 am–2 pm
Qualcomm: 6:30 am–12 pm
Gaslamp: 12–7 pm
Convention Center: 12–7 pm

 

 

Commemorative Comic-Con day passes are also currently on sale at The Transit Store downtown (excluding the four-day pass, which has sold out).


 

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